Empower Women & Girls with the Womensphere Incubator Network

For: Womensphere Foundation Inc.
New York, NY
Organizer: Analisa Leonor Balares
Empower Women & Girls with the Womensphere Incubator Network (Womensphere Foundation Inc.)
$15,440
of $100,000 goal
15% Complete
Raised by 101 donors

The Story

INVITING YOU TO CREATE A WORLD OF EQUALITY & EMPOWER WOMEN & GIRLS

Now more than ever, we need to come together to invest in gender equality, and to empowering & developing more women & girls to lead, innovate, and help create the future of our world.

Please join us and empower women & girls through the New Champions WIN (Womensphere Incubator Network). Through New Champions WIN, we will inspire and empower women and girls to grow and emerge as leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in their communities and workplaces, in America, in the Philippines, and all over the world. Our goal: To inspire and empower 1 million women & girls by 2020, and 1 billion by 2030

Each $25 contribution enables us to provide mentoring, training and empowerment to one woman/girl.

And your contribution to our Holiday Campaign will be matched 1:1.

If you contribute at one of these levels, you will be doubling your impact, and gifting training & empowerment to even more women & girls:

  • With $25 – you will uplift, empower & help transform the life of 2 women/girls
  • With $50 – you will uplift, empower & help transform the lives of 4 women/girls
  • With $100 – you will uplift, empower & help transform the lives of 8 women/girls
  • With $250 – you will uplift, empower & help transform the lives of 20 women/girls
  • With $500 – you will uplift, empower & help transform the lives of 40 women/girls
  • With $1,000 – you will uplift, empower & help transform the lives of 80 women/girls (Founding Contributor of WIN)
  • With $2,500 – you will uplift, empower & help transform the lives of 200 women/girls (Founding Supporter of WIN)


This is our contribution to moving the needle for gender equality and empowering women and girls around the world. I hope you can join and support our work, and be a New Champion for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls!

My name is Analisa Leonor Balares. I’m the CEO & Chief Innovation Officer of the Womensphere Foundation, a globally-focused non-profit organization based in New York City (website: http://www.womensphere.org). I’m also a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, where I co-Chair New Champions 5050 and the New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network- the global initiatives for gender equality and empowering women and girls by the Young Global Leaders & Global Shapers communities (website: http://www.newchampions.org). 

I invite you to join our special Holiday Campaign.

Please help us reach our goal before year-end, so we can deliver training & empowerment to at least 4,000 women and girls starting in January. Join us to empower women & girls around the world! 


WHAT IS THE NEW CHAMPIONS WOMENSPHERE INCUBATOR NETWORK?

The New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network (WIN) is the operating arm of the New Champions 5050 global initiative (http://www.newchampions.org). We are building a global network of ecosystems and incubators to inspire, educate, train, and empower women and girls in leadership, innovation, management, entrepreneurship, sustainability, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, mathematics), and a set of important core skills including problem-solving skills, technology skills, communication skills, financial skills, creative & design thinking skills, and personal growth skills.

Through the New Champions WIN, we will inspire and empower women and girls to grow & emerge as leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in their communities and workplaces, all over the world – 1 million women & girls by 2020, and 1 billion women & girls by 2030.

You can find out more about this on our website: https://www.newchampions.org/womensphereincubatornetwork/

Our work was also recently recognized by UBS, which honored me as a UBS Global Visionary for empowering women & girls. You can view the UBS Global Visionary video about our work here: https://youtu.be/5EG61sKn8kw

WHY IS OUR WORK IMPORTANT?

In a world of increasing conflict, tensions, and division, we need to empower half of the world’s population – women and girls – to rise as leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs; foster inclusive growth; participate in building peace; be champions of sustainability, and help create a better future.

However, from the latest World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report, this vision seems 217 years away: “At the current rate of change, and given the widening economic gender gap since last year, (the global gender gap) will not be closed for another?#160;217 years.” 

Now more than ever, we need women and men to be equal architects and creators of the future of humanity and our planet.

We need to unleash the potential of half of the world’s population: women and girls, who have traditionally been undervalued and underinvested.

Beyond that, we need to develop and empower more women and girls to lead, to invent and innovate, to succeed as entrepreneurs, to architect solutions to our world’s greatest challenges, and to create a better future for humanity and our planet.  We need more women to lead governments, create laws, ascend as leaders of institutions and communities, advance in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & design, and mathematics), and be champions of sustainability and achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

We believe that unlocking women’s full potential is necessary to advancing the evolution of our global society. We believe in the critical, catalytic role that women play in transforming the world. We believe in the power of diversity to fuel innovation and creative solutions. We believe in the power of community to build and nurture positive change. 

This purpose is at the very heart of the New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network.

We hope you can support us, and be among the Founding Contributors, Founding Supporters, and Founding Patrons of the New Champions Womensphere Incubator Network. 

Please consider contributing to our campaign -  $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1000, $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, or more – if you can contribute today/this week – you will double your impact, as your contribution will be matched by our generous donor! 

The funds will go to the Womensphere Foundation, our New York-based non-profit organization, and will be tax-deductible in the United States.

Join us in empowering a world of women and girls to create a better future!


ABOUT THE ORGANIZER

Analisa Leonor Balares is the CEO & Chief Innovation Officer of Womensphere, and Chair of the Womensphere Foundation, a globally-focused non-profit organization incorporated in the State of New York and based in New York City (website: http://www.womensphere.org). 

Analisa is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, where she is co-chairs New Champions 5050, and leads the New Champions WIN (Womensphere Incubator Network)- the global initiatives for gender equality and empowering women and girls by the Young Global Leaders community & Foundation communities of the World Economic Forum (website: http://www.newchampions.org). 

Analisa is an alumna and scholar of Manila Science High School in the Philippines, Lester Pearson United World College in Canada, and Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Business School in Massachusetts.

Analisa is also a NASA Datanaut, and has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in America, and one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World.

UBS has recently recognized Analisa for her leadership as a UBS Global Visionary for empowering women and girls. Please see the UBS video here: http://www.ubs.com/microsites/global-visionaries/en/visions/analisabalares.html

Please see additional write-ups here, sharing both story and purpose for the work we do:

Filipina cited as Global Visionary
: http://business.inquirer.net/222333/filipina-cited-global-visionary

NY Consulate Women’s Awardee driven by a higher purpose: 
http://usa.inquirer.net/2360/ny-consulates-womens-day-awardee-driven-higher-purpose


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GLOBAL GENDER INEQUALITY:  It will take 217 years for the world to attain basic gender equality. How do we accelerate equality?

Our theory of change

To accelerate closing gender inequalities, we must expand opportunities for women and girls, equip women and girls to succeed in their chosen fields, showcase and foster more role models of women leading and innovating, help shape policies that foster gender equality, and socialize minds globally to transform and evolve gender-based expectations.


Posted on January 28, 2018

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GLOBAL ECONOMIC INEQUALITIES: 

82% of the world’s wealth go to the richest 1% of the world’s population. How do we reduce inequalities?

Our theory of change

To reduce economic inequalities, we must  invest in the economic empowerment of women, expand leadership and career opportunities for women, equip women and girls to succeed in their chosen fields and professions, and help shape policies to support working women and entrepreneurs, and to safeguard women from workplace abuses, trafficking and modern day slavery.


Posted on January 28, 2018

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To sustain our world, humanity must achieve 17 sustainable development goals. How do we achieve them?

Our theory of change

To achieve the 17 sustainable development goals, we must also unleash the full power of women and girls – half the world’s population – towards attaining these goals. We must empower women and girls to lead and innovate in solving the most vital global issues and local challenges.

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